Education

Public meetings set in late July, early August Linda Madsen, District 831 Superintendent As I’m sure you all know, last May the voters of our school district decided not to approve our school district’s bond request. Despite our best efforts to reach out to the community and provide information, the majority of voters apparently felt that [...]

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Under new formula adopted in last legislative session Even if they have a slight decline in the number of students served, most Minnesota districts and charter schools will be receiving more money per pupil in the coming school year. That’s one of the key lessons learned in talking with Tom Melcher, director of the Minnesota [...]

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Jonathan Reiner was sworn into the Minnesota Bar on July 9 at the Judiciary Center in St. Paul. Reiner graduated from Forest Lake High School in 2006, St. Thomas University in 2010 and the University of Minnesota Law School in 2013. He passed the bar last year and practices at Cummins & Cummins in Minneapolis. [...]

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Robert Roethke of Forest Lake received a master of arts in theological studies at the University of Northwestern in St. Paul. Zachary Baumtrog of Linwood received an associate in applied science degree in law enforcement at Alexandria Technical & Community College in Alexandria. Named to the spring 2014 honor roll at Montana State University in [...]

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Voter defeat of the $176 million school facilities bond proposal on May 20 put a stop to the Forest Lake School Board’s plan to start repairing and improving all schools in the district in 2015. But repairs still need to be made.

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